Jamb Boss Dr Fabian Benjamin has hereby make a call out on all 2020 prospective UTME candidates to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN). He emphasized that NIN is very important as this will help to checkmate and reduce malpractice in UTME exams from 2020.
“The JAMB will, during the 2020 registration exercise, use the National Identity Number generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management Commission.
“This includes the capturing of biometric and other necessary details for the registration of all prospective candidates.
“Candidates are enjoined to register as the board will no longer be responsible for the capturing of candidates’ biometrics ahead of the examination, as all information required will be uploaded from the data captured by the NIMC
“Henceforth, the NIN will be compulsory for the UTME registration,” Benjamin said.
According to Benjamin, the board has made an adequate arrangement with the NIMC for prospective candidates to be registered at the examination centres or with its licensed agents.
He said that for such candidates who had registered and had acquired the NIN before attaining the age of 16, they would be required to update their NIN.